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Small Epiphany

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Last week I didn't run at all until Saturday when my parents were in town and I got to run with my dad. You see, my daughter had been sick with a fever, so I had been going to bed late and waking up multiple times a night.

This week she's been better (only waking up once per night), but I have still been super busy and getting to bed late. The lack of energy and sleep was keeping me from running and it was making me grouchy and frustrated.

Well, last night I had an epiphany. I don't need to get up at 4:45 or 5am in the morning and run 3, 4 or 5 miles. I just need to run.

So, this morning I woke up at 5:40 (my alarm on non-running mornings goes off at 6:10) and ran just one mile and then walked my half mile cool down.

You know what? I still felt good about myself. I still got in a workout. And it was still better than no run at all.

I still plan to try to get in my 3-5 mile runs, but when it's extra cold and I'm extra tired, 1 or 2 miles will do just fine. Anything is better than nothing.
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    I agree 100%. Good 4 u!
    1529 days ago
    That is terrific! A mile, every day of the week adds up to 7, so that's pretty darn good. I tend to be all or nothing so this hit a chord with me. I don't necessarily have to go 3 miles or not go at all. A mile would be quick and do-able and definitely provide benefit. Your epiphany just became my epiphany. I love it! thank you so much for sharing!
    1529 days ago
    Wise words. I learned that over my Summer of Run Challenge. Just getting out there totally beats "I wish I had."

    Good job.
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